Friday, November 15, 2013

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 11/15/13

tools1Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found this week, thanks to my PLN. As a teacher, I feel we have to keep up to date concerning research in our field and current issues in the education system. I hope some of these inspire you, inform you, and even have you asking questions. Thank you for coming by and visiting!

Note: Each resource is labeled with a level and subject area to make it easier to use.

Levels: E: Elementary; M: Middle; H: High; G: General, all levels; SN: Special Needs; T: Teachers

Subject Areas: LA: Language Arts, English, Reading, Writing; M: Math; S: Science; Health; SS: Social Studies, Current Events; FA: Fine Arts; Music, Art, Drama; FL: Foreign Language; PE: Physical Ed; C: Career; A: All

Canadian Museum of Nature –interactive games and facts (L:G; SA:A)

Practical Money Skills – “These top-quality financial literacy materials, including classroom modules, games, DVDs and brochures, are free and available for access now by all educators, parents and consumers. “ (L:G; SA:M)

My Reading Mapped - Here is your chance to digitally experience history by zooming in on the details in over 100 Google Map formatted documentaries on history and science. So, join me as we explore the world, and digitally walk where explorers of the past have traveled, locate sunken ships, view plane and train crash sites, roam ancient ruins,survey battlefields and forts, discover undersea phenomena, research environmental disasters, digitally climb the tallest mountains, and investigate famous crime scenes. (L:T; SA:A)

Quotes Daddy – “is the largest online archive of famous quotes, featuring over 1,000,000 quotes from famous individuals throughout history, using a fast and intuitive search function with a variety of user options.” (L:G; SA:A)

Explain3D – interactive educational simulations (L:M,H; SA:A)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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